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Asset gap between large and small hedge fund widened: hedge fund news, week 38

Saturday, September 22, 2012

In the week-ending 21 Sept. 2012, it was reported that British hedge fund firm Polygon has recently launched a mining fund; former head trader at Touradji Capital Paul Crone started a metals hedge fund for Citrine Capital; Four Elements Capital launched last week the Precious Metals Element Program to invest in gold and related metals; former MF Global head of equity derivatives Daniel Bystrom and Neil Boyarsky said they plan to launch an equity volatility hedge fund firm called Hawksfield Capital; Zadig Asset Management portfolio manager Jonathan Herbert has set up London-based Cologny Advisors, a €25m new hedge fund; Zen Capital Management said it was preparing to launch a true global macro hedge fund, the Zen Capital Management Global Fund.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management launched three UCITS funds based on the S&P's GIVI indices concept.

New York-based Lasair Capital announced that its long/short equity strategy hedge fund would wind down.

The RBC Hedge 250 Index was up +1.06% (est.) in August (+3.81% YTD); the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained 0.81% (+3.7% YTD); the Barclay Hedge Fund Index was up 1.09% (+4.20% YTD); the Barclay CTA Index was down 0.33% (+1.34% YTD); the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.84% (+4.52% YTD); the Emanagers Total Index advanced 0.99% (+4.79% YTD); the Newedge CTA index was down 1.24% in August, +0.84% YTD; the EDHEC-Risk Alternative Indexes reveal strong August returns; and Alix Capital launched six new investable alternative UCITS indices.

Swiss CTA shop Amplitude Capital ......................

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